GUELPH — The Guelph Royals defeated the Barrie Baycats 8-4 at Hastings Stadium. The game was tight for seven innings but Guelph pulled away with the win.

Cesar Rosado got the start for Barrie and was able to quiet the Royals for the majority of his outing but ran into trouble in the third. A pair of two run singles put Guelph up 4-1. Rosado had great stuff but had trouble finding the strike zone. 

Jacob Kush started for Guelph and other than a first inning run driven in by Hayden Jaco, he was very effective, keeping Barrie off the board. Kush was able to work out of a few jams on the mound and keep the game close.

The Baycats scored two in the seventh to make it a one run game. Nolan Machibroda picked up an RBI double and Canice Ejoh scored on an error.

In the bottom of the eighth, the Royals added three more and two were driven in by Ethan Hammond, who ripped a two run double off Brad Grieveson. The Baycats made things interesting in the ninth, but Brandon Deans was able to work out of trouble and pick up the save.

Kush picked up the win pitching six innings. Rosado was charged with the loss.

Royals win 8-4

Photo: Julius Hern